Organic Hand Toning – Coffee, Tea, and Red Wine

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Organic Hand Toning… Coffee, Tea, and Red Wine

Organic Hand toning is a vary simple way of toning  the “toning” is really just staining the print. So while the staining does last for several years, it will not protect your print from the eventual effects of decay.

The Heron - by Ken Hill Hand toned in coffee


Orchid - by Ken Hill hand toned in tea

 Red wine

Toning with red wine is quite simple. Simply uncork a bottle of cheap red wine and pour into a tray. one 750 ml bottle will suffice in an 8×10″ tray. Pre-soaking your print in a tray of clean water helps soften and open the fibers of a fiber-based paper, which will shorten the time needed in the wine and lets the wine absorb evenly. Anywhere from two to ten minutes will do. Put the  print into the wine. Start by checking every minute or two until you get the desired color.  rinsing the wine off in cool running water. Allow the print to dry overnight.

Coffee & tea

 Both coffee and tea are also simple materials with which to tone. And give a light tan to a almost sepia color. Simply brew coffee and allow to cool, then pour into a tray. With tea,  use about 6 tea bags of Black Tea per liter. And Once again pre-soaking the print in clean water.  Look at your print every couple of minutes until you get the right tone. A short time in tea or coffee will give you a light, color, while extending the time will give a deeper colour

Gear Samsung NX-10

The samsung NX-10 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera (  14.6 Megapixels )  with Dust Reduction technology

Samsung NX-10

The NX10 incorporates a fast and decisive auto focus (AF), 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor and unique, large 3.0” AMOLED screen, allowing users to easily view their images, even in bright sunlight. Users can also record in HD movie to create short videos. Available in two colors, Black and Silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light and well designed for everyday use. The Lens range can be expanded with a K-mount adapter ( MA9NXK ) giving the user access to the full range of Pentax Lenses

Type –  Mirrorless interchangeable Lens camera

Sensor-   14.6 megapixels CMOS, APS-C

Lens mount-  NX mount  (interchangeable )

Storage-   SD, SDHC

Focus modes-   Autofocus & Manual

Formats-   JPEG & RAW



About blackraingallery

Photographer/Visual artist in Toronto Canada View all posts by blackraingallery

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